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Skiing and Related Correspondence

Identifier: 624

Series-level Scope and Content Note

The Skiing Correspondence Series includes letters among Arnold Lunn, family and friends, regarding skiing and mountaineering. It includes letters from famous mountain sportsmen of the times, such as Walter Amstutz, W.R. Rickmers, Francis Fox Tuckett, Geoffrey W. Young, and Frank Smythe. There are also numerous discussions regarding Lunn's attempts to influence the International Federation of Ski and the Olympic Committee on various occasions, including letters from Lord Exeter, Avery Brundage, and several presidents of the many national and international ski clubs involved. The Skiing Correspondence Series is rich in details regarding the organization of the many events that promoted the new sport, describing the birth and the first steps of skiing as a competitive sport. There are numerous letters from sponsors and skiers, including correspondence from Prince and Princess Chichibu of Japan, Aga Khan IV, Ambassador Shelby C. Davis, and the Spanish Queen Maria Eugenia.


  • From the Collection: 1896 - 1978

Collection-level Access Restrictions

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From the Collection: 21 Linear Feet (14 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 15

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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